Lightnin' and the Blues

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Lightnin' and the Blues
Lightnin' and the Blues.jpg
Studio album by
Released1960
RecordedApril 1954
StudioHouston, Texas
GenreBlues
Length30:56 Original LP release
LabelHerald
HLP 1012
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Last of the Great Blues Singers
(1960)
Lightnin' and the Blues
(1960)
Lightnin' Hopkins
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Lightnin' and the Blues is a 12-inch LP album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins, collecting twelve tracks recorded in 1954 that were originally released as 7-inch singles on the Herald Records label.[2][3] From the late 1980s, other Herald tracks began appearing on collections like The Herald Recordings - 1954 and The Herald Recordings Vol. 2 before a 30-track CD edition was released in 2016.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

  1. "Nothin' But the Blues" – 2:22
  2. "Don't Think Cause You're Pretty" – 2:40
  3. "Lightnin's Boogie" – 2:35
  4. "Life I Used to Live" – 2:49
  5. "Sick Feelin' Blues" – 2:15
  6. "Evil Hearted Woman" – 2:47
  7. "Blues for My Cookie" – 2:27
  8. "Sittin' Down Thinkin'" – 2:45
  9. "My Baby's Gone" – 2:46
  10. "Lonesome in Your Home" – 2:45
  11. "Lightnin's Special" – 2:22
  12. "My Little Kewpie Doll" – 2:23
  13. "Let's Move" – 2:19 Additional track not on original LP
  14. "Had a Gal Called Sal" – 2:17 Additional track not on original LP
  15. "Shine on Moon" – 2:40 Additional track not on original LP
  16. "Don't Need No Job" – 2:18 Additional track not on original LP
  17. "Early Mornin' Boogie" – 2:14 Additional track not on original LP
  18. "Blues Is a Mighty Bad Feeling" – 2:27 Additional track not on original LP
  19. "Boogie Woogie Dance" – 2:36 Additional track not on original LP
  20. "Please Don't Go Baby" – 2:44 Additional track not on original LP
  21. "Finally Met My Baby" – 2:22 Additional track not on original LP
  22. "That's Alright Baby" – 3:01 Additional track not on original LP
  23. "I Love You Baby" – 2:30 Additional track not on original LP
  24. "Grandma's Boogie" – 2:35 Additional track not on original LP
  25. "Hear Me Talkin'" – 2:16 Additional track not on original LP
  26. "Lightnin's Stomp" – 2:39 Additional track not on original LP
  27. "Lightnin' Don't Feel Well" – 3:22 Additional track not on original LP
  28. "Flash Lightnin'" – 2:29 Additional track not on original LP
  29. "Shine on Moon" – 2:36 Additional track not on original LP
  30. "Hopkin's Sky Hop" – 2:14 Additional track not on original LP

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